[Summit] SPAM-LOW: Re: Marcus Mitchell
art at norwalkcom.com
Wed Oct 29 15:10:06 CDT 2014
Before we get into litmus tests about who might
ever have voted for anyone who ever had a
disagreeable thought, I commend to you David Brooks's column of a few days ago:
At 02:52 PM 10/29/2014, Samuel Bell wrote:
>I have to say I agree with Karen.Â As the State
>Coordinator of the Rhode Island Progressive
>Democrats, I have grave concerns about Marcus's work for Senator Rick Santorum.
>After I posted my concerns earlier, Karina, whom
>I have great respect for, reached out and
>offered to find a time for me to sit down with
>Marcus for him to explain his work for the Tea
>Party icon.Â While they never got back to me
>with a time, I understand how hectic everything
>can be around campaign time, and I really do
>appreciate the gesture.Â That being said, I
>find it hard to imagine a suitable explanation.
>If Marcus had served as a Democrat in a policy
>role that involved giving a counter-perspective,
>not actively trying to win more votes for
>Santorum, it would have been more acceptable,
>although still inadvisable.Â But it appears
>that heÂ actually served in a community
>relations role.Â His job seems to have centered
>on building better relations between Senator
>Santorum and the Philadelphia minority
>community--with the natural result of improving
>Santorum's image and winning Santorum votes.
>There are many questions Marcus needs to answer
>about his past connection to Santorum: Â Did he
>ever vote for Santorum?Â Or Toomey, Corbett,
>Romney, Bush, or McCain?Â Was he ever a
>registered Republican?Â Did he ever consider
>running for office as a Republican?Â Did he
>ever support Santorum's presidential bid?
>The East Side has been poorly served in the past
>by conservatives like Gordon Fox.Â But while
>Fox took illegal contributions from the NRA and
>championed a voter ID law, even he never
>explicitly worked for far right Republicans like Rick Santorum.
>I understand the concerns a lot of people have
>with Kevin.Â He could be more responsive, he
>certainly should be better about his campaign
>finance filings, and I disagree with him very
>strongly on the Mayor's race.Â But he is a real
>DemÀÐj¸½½p ocrat with a very solid voting record.
>There are a lot of great people I have enormous
>respect for who are supporting Marcus, mainly
>because of the Mayor's race.Â But electing a
>former Tea Party staffer to the Council is not a
>great way to respond to Cianci.Â A much better
>idea is to work as hard as we possibly can to elect Jorge Elorza!
>On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:24 PM, Delgado, Mona
>Moller <<mailto:mona_delgado at brown.edu>mona_delgado at brown.edu> wrote:
>Thanks Karen, these are important and valid points and good information.
>On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Karen MCA
><<mailto:kbmcaninch at aol.com>kbmcaninch at aol.com> wrote:
> > I have known and worked with both Kevin
> Jackson and Marcus Mitchell on many issues,
> particularly due to my position as the union
> representative for the Providence Community Libraries.
> > Based on my experience, I have concerns about Marcus Mitchell's candidacy.
> > In addition to his association with Rick
> Santorum, who holds repugnant views on any
> number of issues I hold near and dear, I also
> object to him taking credit for work preserving
> the branch libraries in Providence when in fact
> there were several of us who worked on this
> issue (with Kevin Jackson's support) long
> before Marcus got involved and who continued to
> do the lion's share of the effort.
> > Although I share the frustration that Kevin
> is co-chairing Cianci's campaign and know that
> his responsiveness to constituents is a real
> issue, I believe he has a much stronger record
> of supporting progressive community issues.
> > Thanks for listening.
> > Karen McAninch, 22 Memorial Rd.
> > Sent from my iPhone
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